NEW JERSEY – As the state reopens, NJ.com reports that traffic-related deaths are reaching pre-pandemic levels, even with fewer drivers on the road.
In May and June, 96 people were killed on New Jersey’s roads. That is well within the typical range for those two months in recent years, although many people are still restricting travel and working from home, and some businesses remain closed.
While fewer people than average died in fatal accidents in April, drivers have been engaging in riskier driving behavior over the last few months.
A spokesman for New Jersey State Police mentioned that many of the accidents troopers are responding to were the result of preventable behavior such as tailgating and aggressive driving.
July has already seen 21 road fatalities.. A senior director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association has asked drivers to make good decisions on the road.
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Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.